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Hollywood's blacklists : a political and cultural history

Author: Reynold Humphries
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, cop. 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reynold Humphries provide a history of the political and cultural factors underpinning the why and the how of the various investigations of alleged Communist infiltration of Hollywood.

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reynold Humphries
ISBN: 9780748624560 0748624562 0748624554 9780748624553
OCLC Number: 878715469
Description: viii, 184 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I: Drawing up the Battle Lines; Introduction; 1. Hollywood and the Union Question; 2. The War Years, 1939-1945; 3. Hollywood Strikes, the Right Strikes Back; PART II: From the hot war to the Cold War; 4. The Hearings of 1947; 5. None Shall Escape: the Hearings of 1951-1953; 6. The anti-Communist Crusade on the Screen; 7. Life (and death) on the Blacklist; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Reynold Humphries.

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A fascinating, well-researched and lucidly written volume that deserves wide circulation and discussion. An important contribution to the literature on the Hollywood Left, the Blacklist, and the Read more...

 
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